Course Overview

The Fire Operations Course (FOC) is a unique training program that introduces the fundamentals of fire rescue to combat operations. Operating in deadly environments that involve fire and fire-related hazards is a reality that military and law enforcement personnel often face. Fire is an effective, inexpensive, and universally available weapon increasingly used by terrorists. Inadvertent vehicle and structural fires started by civilians and friendly forces are also common occurrences both on and off the battlefield.

The FOC is led by America’s premier fire rescue experts and former US Army Special Operations members. Our goal is to provide military and law enforcement special operations personnel with realistic and challenging training in order to enable them to operate safely in fire-based environments and finish the mission.

Training Approach

Through challenging and realistic exercises that safely incorporate fire and smoke, the FOC gives each student extensive hands-on experience inside live burning structures. Students and teams are afforded opportunities to establish tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) specific to their operational specialties. All learning materials and training equipment will be provided by GRA Maven, however students are also encouraged to bring their own issued equipment to incorporate into training.

The FOC’s teaching topics and core learning objectives include:

  • History of security operations in burning structures
  • Structural fire familiarization
  • Interior and exterior structural assessment
  • Equipment familiarization
  • Ingress and egress techniques
  • Interior operations
  • Flashover training
  • Rapid and unconventional bailouts
  • CQB integration

Upon successful completion, graduates will receive a certification in accordance with National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) publications NFPA 1670: Technical Search and Rescue Incidents as well as NFPA 1983: Life Safety Rope and Equipment for Emergency Service.

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